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May 9, 2016 — A new study shows the extent of the challenge faced by the upstate New York distribution grid during Super Storm Sandy in October 2012, and suggests what might be done to make the system more ... read more

Scientist Will Use Satellite Data to Study Lightning That Sizzles

May 6, 2016 — Researchers want to learn more about long-stroke lightning that makes things ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — Aurorasaurus is a citizen science project that tracks auroras through the project's website, mobile apps and ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — Scientists have used Rocket-city Ozone (O3) Quality Evaluation in the Troposphere (RO3QET) Lidar to measure ozone produced by lightning in the United States. The research could be important to air ... read more

Storm Desmond Stripped Agricultural Land of Soil and Nutrients

Jan. 27, 2016 — More large storms in the future, such as Storm Desmond, will increase the loss of valuable soil and nutrients from agricultural fields, according to new research. In the wake of Storm Desmond, and ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — A new model explains three fundamental features of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Its huge size, its timescale of about 45 days, and why the tropical storm clouds always move toward the ... read more

The Science Behind Snow's Serenity

Jan. 21, 2016 — A thick blanket of snow covering streets, walkways and rooftops can cause some major stress, but it can also be calming. The world seems quieter and it's not just because people are hibernating ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — A warmer Atlantic Ocean could substantially boost the destructive power of a future superstorm like Hurricane Sandy, new research suggests. The researchers used a numerical model to simulate the ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — The low pressure area known as System 90L developed rapidly since Jan. 13 and became Hurricane Alex on Jan. 14. Several satellites and instruments captured data on this out-of-season storm. ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Winter is changing, becoming less like the cold seasons we may remember. The 'new winter' has consequences far beyond December-to-March. It affects spring and summer, too, including ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Shortly after NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Pali it strengthened into a record-breaking ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Coastal wetlands are in retreat in many locations around the globe -- raising deep concerns about damage to the wildlife that the marshes nourish and the loss of their ability to protect against ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — Scientists uncover secrets behind hurricanes, monsoons, and polar ... read more

Cold, Hot or Dry: Persistent Weather Extremes Associated With Decreased Storm Activity

Dec. 11, 2015 — A decrease in storm activity over large parts of the US, Europe, Russia, and China is found to influence weather extremes -- cold ones in winter, hot or dry ones in summer, shows a new study. The ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — The unseen responses of remote offshore lighthouse during severe storm conditions have been revealed in a new study. Researchers considered historical and contemporary observations of the wave impact ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — Protecting schools and their associated high-occupancy buildings from the most violent tornadoes is the goal of the first approved building code changes based on a technical investigation into the ... read more

Houston-Galveston Region Could Be Better Protected from Impact of Hurricanes and Severe Storms

Nov. 13, 2015 — New structural and nonstructural solutions could better protect the Houston-Galveston region from the impact of hurricanes and severe storms, according to a research paper by energy, engineering and ... read more

Storms Fuel Blooms of Marine Plants

Nov. 3, 2015 — Autumn storms help the ocean absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide and stimulate marine life by ‘stirring-up’ the nutrients that feed blooms of tiny marine plants. These microscopic marine plants, or ... read more

Strategies to Keep Pollutants out of Your Neighborhood Storm Water Pond

Oct. 7, 2015 — Many people live in subdivisions with storm water ponds, which collect water from the neighborhood and help keep pollutants such as fertilizers, pesticides and pet waste from getting into the broader ... read more

Most Homeowners Can't Properly Assess Damage to Their Trees

Oct. 6, 2015 — The next time a storm tears up your yard, let an expert assess the damage to any trees. A study shows that homeowners perceive the risk of a damaged tree differently than trained ... read more

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